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Amsterdam Woman Sentenced on Drug and Firearms Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Jazmin Gonzalez, age 49, of Amsterdam, New York, was sentenced to serve 46 months in federal prison following her guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and distributing cocaine and heroin, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

As part of her guilty plea in December 2019, Jazmin Gonzalez admitted that she possessed a .380 mm caliber semiautomatic pistol and 68 rounds of ammunition as a convicted felon during an ATF undercover operation in Amsterdam, New York, on December 4, 2018. During this transaction, she also distributed 50 small glassine bags each containing heroin, as well as a quantity of cocaine. Jazmin Gonzalez was previously convicted in March 2011 in Montgomery County (New York) Court of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a prior felony drug offense.

Jazmin Gonzalez was also sentenced to a three-year term of supervised release to be served following her completion of her prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with assistance from the Amsterdam Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.

PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


Updated July 7, 2020

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